I was reading X'ed Out, a newish comic from Black Hole creator Charles Burns. I quite liked the book, but only figured out in the last few pages that its not a self-contained volume, and only the first in a series. That's quite fine, as I was pretty well hooked by Volume 1.
|yes, this is about the world's worst Easter Egg hunt|
Also read James Sturm's much-hyped Market Day. The book is definitely worth checking out at some point, but, frankly, I think nothing was going to live up the hype that this book received last year upon its release. I don't want to take anything away from the book, because its a lovely story and well crafter, but... sometimes a book is just exactly in that space where the former-English majors just sort of lose their lids as the creator hits on all the right sweet spots that tell the reader "this story is meaningful".
|yup, it is exactly about what you're thinking its about|
After suggesting I read it for, oh... three years, NTT was kind enough to send me a copy of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1.* I don't read much (ahem: any) manga, but even I know (a) the name Miyazaki is synonymous with good comics and (b) a thoughtful, lovely comic when I see one. I'm only partway in, but so far, so good.
|giant monster: check. flying device whatzit: check. flashing weaponry: check. - what's not to like?|
A new Super-blog? It seems that there's a new Superman-themed blog out there in the world, hosted by a gentleman named TomO. Let's give a warm welcome to Superman 101 (aka: Superman Daily)! (Daily? Man, pace yourself... Its a marathon, not a sprint.)
TomO has already blog-linked me, or whatever we're calling it these days. I take this as a sign that I am Tom's personal hero, and somewhere out there, he's built a small shrine to your host, The League (I've already got a motion for a restraining order on him started, just in case).
*We're always happy to take a free comic! Just, you know, not whole crates full at once. JimD.